When to take cordyceps for best results?

It’s best to take cordyceps every day for a maximum of 2 weeks. After two weeks, only take it 3 to 4 times a week. In my experience, cordyceps has a cumulative effect, meaning the longer you take it the less you need to take it to experience the benefits. I like to take it on an empty stomach with this green tea.

People with bleeding disorders or who take anticoagulants (“blood thinners”) or anti-clotting drugs may need to avoid cordyceps as well. Taking them together may increase the risk of bleeding or easy bruising. This also applies if you are scheduled to undergo surgery.

Cordyceps are mostly found in capsule, powder and tablet form. Capsules or tablets can be a quick and convenient way to get in your daily dose, while opting for cordyceps powder can also allow you to experiment and add cordyceps into some of your favorite recipes.

However, more research is needed to determine if cordyceps has real benefit on human health. The best dose of cordyceps hasn’t been set for any condition. Quality and ingredients in supplements may vary widely. This makes it hard to set a standard dose. Some studies use 3 grams per day.

Does Cordyceps have any side effects?

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cordyceps for these uses. When taken by mouth: Cordyceps is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken appropriately, short-term. It might cause mild side effects such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal discomfort.

Cordyceps is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken appropriately by mouth, short-term. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cordyceps if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Is Cordyceps an effective treatment for diabetes?

Cordyceps has long been used as a traditional treatment for diabetes in China. While there are few quality studies investigating these effects in humans, several animal studies have been conducted, usually with disappointing or inconclusive results.

How many types of Cordyceps are there?

There are 400 species of cordyceps, most of which are native to Bhutan, China, Korea, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The most well-known medicinal species is Cordyceps sinensis (now known officially as Ophiocordyceps sinensis). The mushroom has a long, finger-like body and is usually a brown or orangish-brown color.

What are the health benefits of a Cordyceps mushroom?

Cordyceps is a type of medicinal mushroom said to offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Long used in traditional Chinese medicine, cordyceps is available in the United States as a dietary supplement.